Argentina, Brazil and New Zealand all boosted exports of beef to China in 2015

Beef imports rise as China’s growth cools

By Oscar Rousseau

China’s official beef imports surged by more than 50% last year as a government crackdown on grey market meat bolstered formal trade figures, according to a new report.

Shipping city of Primorsky Krai is seen as a promising area for investment

Russia creates pork hub to target China

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Two Russian companies plan to create a pig breeding cluster in the far east of the country within the next five years, designed to have a capacity for 1.2 million head of pigs, with an investment of RUB72 billion (US$954m). 

Japan has been using Chinese social media to promote its popular Kobe beef

Meat firms should target China’s tourists

By Mark Godfrey

Hotel chains like Hilton, InterContinental and Sheraton and airlines like Air Asia, Air China and Cathay Pacific have been busy expanding their operations in China to capture the rise in outbound tourist numbers due to stronger incomes and a stronger...

Chinese demand for fresh food from Europe may require investment on the trade route

Chinese demand for fresh expected to grow

By Chloe Ryan

China’s growing appetite for fresh food imported from Europe will require significant investment in cold supply chains throughout the main rail route, a new report from Rabobank and the agricultural university of Wageningen UR has revealed. 

An additional four companies are expected to gain access to China following the signing of this new memorandum

Belgium signs pork meat export deal with China

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

Belgium’s agriculture minister Willy Borsus signed a memorandum with Chinese authorities this week that could see the number of Belgian companies exporting pork meat to China increase in the next few months.

 The country will relaunch frozen pork exports to China

Romania to relaunch pork exports to China

By Jaroslaw Adamowski in Warsaw

The Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced that the country will relaunch frozen pork exports to China.

Hungary becomes the 15th country with access to the Chinese pork market

Hungary begins pork knuckle supply to China

By Mark Godfrey

It may be a modest shipment but it is a start: 25.68 tons of frozen pork knuckle landed at Tianjin port recently – likely the first shipment from Hungary under a new deal signed last year to grant Hungary access to the Chinese market for pork.

Interest shown to date has yet to lead to formal investment offers or talks

Chinese investors cast eyes on Denmark meat sector

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Leading Danish meat processing companies, including Danish Crown, Hanegal and Skare Meat Packers, are attracting renewed acquisitive interest from industrial groups in China.

Michael Sondergaard described the opportunities in China and how to make the most of them

Tulip director reveals how to crack Chinese market

By Oli Haenlein

China is currently undergoing a ‘second industrial revolution’ with the country’s growing demand for meat offering huge opportunities for Western suppliers, said a Tulip director at Eblex’s annual conference.

The visit will include full systems and plant audits of all aspects of the beef inspection system in Ireland

China to send inspection team to Ireland

By Georgi Gyton

Ireland’s beef industry has moved one step closer to gaining a share of the Chinese market, by securing an agreement for a formal inspection team to visit the country in December.

Devro said lower production costs in the US could save £8m annually

Devro highlights progress in China

By Georgi Gyton

Scottish collagen casing manufacturer Devro said it had made "significant progress" on its business developments in China, in its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2014.

Salami will be exported as part of the deal

Denmark negotiates deal to export sausages to China

By Dongxia Su, in Shenzhen

Danish companies are gearing up to export sausages, salami and other heat-treated pork products to China after the two countries struck a bilateral agreement on access to Chinese markets.

Denmark looks to tap into Chinese organic market

Danish meat firm prepares to tap China organic market

By By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Friland A/S, Denmark’s largest specialist organic meats producer, plans to adopt a market entry strategy of “thinking big but starting small” in China, following the company gaining an important foothold on the potentially lucrative Chinese organic meats...

Meat processor seeks expansion in Asia

Russian meat giant sets sights on Asia

By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s largest meat producer Miratorg has revealed plans to significantly increase exports of meat to markets in south-east Asia in coming years.

China is driving global casings market growth

Casings: China growth drives global market

By Chloe Ryan

In February this year, Viscofan, one of the world’s biggest casings manufacturers, opened a new factory in China. Costing €27.8m, the new collagen extrusion plant in Suzhou, 80km from Shanghai, is Viscofan’s first outside Europe. Here, cattle and pig...

UK signs £50m pork deal with China

UK signs £50m pork deal with China

By Melodie Michel

The UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has agreed a £50m pork export deal with China during a delegation to the country.

Nestlé pays out €1.2bn for a majority stake in Hsu Fu Chi

Nestlé pays out €1.2bn for a majority stake in Hsu Fu Chi

By Jane Byrne

Nestlé has paid out bought €1.2bn for a majority stake in leading Chinese confectionery maker Hsu Fu Chi, with the Swiss group flagging up access to extensive production capabilities and a major distribution network as its wins.

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

Emerging markets see Devro invest in new capacity

By Ben Bouckley

Scottish sausage skin maker Devro is seeing growth due to rising meat consumption in emerging markets and the demand for conversion of casings from gut to collagen in animal hides.

Managing in China: Part One

Managing in China: Part One

By Jess Halliday

The different language, culture and regulatory set-up may make running an ingredients company in China a daunting proposition for Western executives. But Yossi Gohary, general manager of Solbar Ningbo, says it’s all about cultural compromise.


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